Nemours is seeking a Director, Major Gifts to join our team in Wilmington, DE! This is a hybrid role.
Reporting to the AVP, Major and Planned Giving, the Director, Major Gifts will support all major gift fundraising across Nemours locations with an emphasis on Delaware Valley.
The Director will help the AVP build a robust program around the solicitation and stewardship of Twenty-five-thousand dollar donors, and often collaborate with and support other Institutional Advancement team members on developing individual strategies for prospects and donors.
The ideal candidate will be a collegial team player with a proven ability to motivate, engage, and work collaboratively at all levels with prospects, donors, volunteers, leadership, and senior members of the research and medical staff, or similar constituencies. Travel between Nemours Sites is required.
Work with the AVP, Major and Planned Giving to create a comprehensive program for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on six and seven figure multi-year gifts in combination with planned gifts.
Manage a portfolio of highly-rated donors and prospects portfolio of 100-150 prospects of Twenty-five-thousand dollars + a year, with expectations to grow portfolio in years to come.
Develop cultivation plans for major and leadership gift prospects based on research and engagement.
Support the Chief Development Officer of Delaware Valley on top prospects and donors in Delaware Valley with strong communication and transparency to the AVP, Major and Planned Giving, on status and plans.
Work closely with gift officers enterprise-wide to ensure that best practices are being utilized in the major gift fundraising program across the Enterprise. Collaborate with gift officers on donor engagement as appropriate.
Help set benchmarks toward long term, sustainable growth, and gift solicitation.
Effectively communicate the mission, vision, values, and priorities within the internal and external community.
Establish and maintain long-term relationships between donors and appropriate hospital staff (providers, clinicians, leaders, etc.) that connect donor interest and passion with hospital needs.
Bachelor's Degree Required
CFRE Certification; Raiser's Edge Fundamentals; Masters or Professional Certification preferred
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.